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Why I didn't go to 4 years of Evil School to be called MR. Evil.

Is it really that important to call doctors "doctors"?

It is one of the few professions where we regularly address the person by a formal title, outside of various religious and governmental posts (which are equally ridiculous, in my opinion). We don't call someone Lawyer Bernstein or Accountant O'flanagan.

Sometimes we try saying Nurse So-and-So, but somehow even that never really caught on, not since that nurse on the original Star Trek, Nurse...what's her name. See? Even that didn't really catch on. BTW, "Bones"-now that's a real doctor's name!

This is a form of propping up the self esteem of physicians. Physicians like to and need to believe they are special and society also wants to believe they're special. Our health and bodies are sacred and arguably our most valuable possessions so its comforting to think someone special is taking care of them, someone with a magical title.

Maintaining a diverse portfolio

On Sharplayer

As the UK football season draws to a close, a lot of advantage players worry that the next few months will be quiet ones in the sports world. Thats because 80% of sports advantage players make 90% of their wagers on soccer markets. Infact there is almost always a major sporting event running, creating value opportunities for the more diverse player.

This summer we'll see the Brazil World Cup, which should keep the football bettors busy throughout June, but we have to wait until September before the major European leagues get started again. Since becoming a full time gambler, I've found I have diversified the sports I wager on far beyond football. For example, I spent most of this morning creating a book for the Golf Players Championship which will take place this weekend. Then theres the snooker which has just finished, and several great tennis tournaments over the summer months. Add to this baseball, american football, ice hockey, and theres more than enough value to keep us ticking whilst our domestic teams take a rest.

This is another example of why it's important to continue to cast our nets wider than we find comfortable. Discovering opportunities in new sports is difficult, time consuming, and risky. However once you have established where the value presents itself and what the rule differences are between books, it's just another angle to add to your armoury.

I'm still negative for the month at the moment, but came very close to poking my head back into the green earlier today. Unfortunately this was followed by another bad variance swing, but at least we're only in 3 figure numbers again now (just). Hopefully we'll be out of this soon and back on track.

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